October 11, 2019

Women Voting

  • While voting rights could no longer be denied because of race or sex, after the 15th and 19th Amendments, many voters still faced ballot restrictions, including registration rules, literacy tests, poll taxes, and moral and residency requirements.
  • In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible women who voted exceeded the proportion of eligible men who voted.
  • As of 2018, there were 81.3 million women registered to vote in the United States. They make up 53% of the entire electorate.